God and the New Physics

ISBN-10: 0671528068
ISBN-13: 9780671528065
Edition: 1983 (Reprint)
Authors: Paul Davies
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/16/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Science and religion in a changing world
Genesis
Did God create the universe?
Why is there a universe?
What is life? Holism vs reductionism
Mind and soul
The self
The quantum factor
Time
Freewill and determinism
The fundamental structure of matter
Accident or design?
Black holes and cosmic chaos
Miracles
The end of the universe
Is the universe a 'free lunch'?
The physicist's conception of nature
Footnotes
Select Bibliography
Index

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